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Period Sex: The Yes Means Yes Show Episode 59

What is it about period sex? Jaclyn gets into it up to her elbows with legendary psychotherapist, author, and sexuality educator JoAnn Loulan. Tune in for pink towels (and pink bathwater), squishiness, finger painting, Oxiclean, patriarchy, deal breakers, and straight-up science on why period sex can be the best sex or the worst. Then we help [...]

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You Can’t Say THAT On The Internet: Yes Means Yes Episode 58

NEW NAME, SAME GREAT TASTE! FWF is now The Yes Means Yes Show, the better to get ourselves listed in and promoted by iTunes. Which got us to thinking: why are so many companies such buttinskies about sex-related expression online and off, and what are the consequences of the shushing?
Host Jaclyn Friedman talks with Matie [...]

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What Are Abortion Stories For? Fucking While Feminist Episode 57

Recently, actress Jemima Kirke posted a video in support of the Center for Reproductive Rights’ Draw the Line campaign, in which she talked about having an abortion. Kirke’s frank story inspired an article in the Daily Beast arguing that we shouldn’t focus on people telling their abortion stories, because it doesn’t change policy.
The ensuing brouhaha [...]

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Genius, Tragedy & Resilience: Fucking While Feminist Episode 56

It’s not like we haven’t had a few genius guests on Fucking While Feminists before. But we’ve never had a certified MacArthur Genius. Until now.
The brilliant Sarah Deer was recognized with a MacArthur grant in the most recent 2014 class, and for good reason: her work leveraging her deep understanding of tribal and federal law [...]

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What Does A Woman Feel Like?: Fucking While Feminist Episode 55

Like, what do words mean anyhow when it comes to sex and gender?
Transgender artist and educator and all around delightful person Rebecca Kling joins Jaclyn to answer a listener’s thorny question about how any of us know what it feels like to be a woman, what sexuality & gender ideas we wish there was better language [...]

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Bye Bye Ben’s Butt, and Other Pawnee-Related Matters: FWF Episode 54

::SNIFF:: Tonight we honorary Pawneeans say goodbye to the giant-hearted band of misfits we’ve come to know and love lo these seven seasons (ok, six if you skipped Season One) on Parks and Recreation. Join Jaclyn & Robin “Miss Conduct” Abrahams as they ease the pain as best as they can and trade their legs for [...]

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50 Shades of Over It: FWF Episode 53 (take 2!)

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WE’RE BACK. And unless you’ve been living under a log, you know that so is the woman-hating kinkphobic abuse manual called 50 Shades of Grey, which hits theaters on Friday.
Last month, Jaclyn learned all about the horrors 50 Shades via bestselling author Jenny [...]

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50 Shades of Over It: FWF Episode 53

WE’RE BACK. And unless you’ve been living under a log, you know that so is the woman-hating kinkphobic abuse manual called 50 Shades of Grey, which hits theaters on Friday.
Last month, Jaclyn learned all about the horrors 50 Shades via bestselling author Jenny Trout’s world-famous hate-read recaps, and today she’s got Jenny on the line [...]

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Reverend Beverly Dale: Fucking While Feminist Episode 51

What would Jesus say about your sex life? The answer might surprise you. On this episode of FWF, Jaclyn catches up with the Reverend Beverly Dale, founder of the Incarnation Institute for Sex & Faith, who will totally rearrange your understanding of the relationship between Christianity and sexuality.
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Show notes:

RevBev’s reading recommendations are all right [...]

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Sex Nerd Sandra: Fucking While Feminist Episode 50

We’re back! It was a longer-than-planned hiatus for sure. But let me make it up to you with the one and only Sex Nerd Sandra up close and personal! If she’s a shame-fighting superhero (and she is), this interview is her origin story. Then we help out a caller who meets Sandra’s definition of “creep.”
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The Bandana Project: Fucking While Feminist Episode 49

Today is the first day of 2014′s Bandana Project, an annual campaign aimed at addressing the issue of workplace sexual violence against migrant farmworker women in the United States. To celebrate, Jaclyn caught up with Bandana Project founder (and badass lawyer & activist) Mónica Ramírez to talk crisis, justice and hope, with a side of glitter. Then [...]

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